Smart Money from Microsoft and IIDF for Startups

    As part of a new joint project between Microsoft and IIDF, startups can receive grant financing from Microsoft, investments from IIDF and take part in a unique acceleration program focusing on industrial IT solutions, including consulting and educational services, infrastructure and technological support, as well as support in collaboration with industry customers to implement pilot implementation projects. In addition, project participants will be assisted in further attracting investments.

    Who can take part

    Startups that provide applied industry services to solve the problems of large businesses in the following areas: education, healthcare, trade, manufacturing and services, the financial sector, as well as city services, can take part in the accelerator.
    We consider projects that already have a developed prototype of the product with a working minimum necessary set of functions, but are at an early stage of business development. At the time of acceleration start, you must have a legal entity and a team of at least 3 people (2 business + 1 technical), ready to work continuously on the Accelerator site.

    Acceptance of applications - until October 15!

    Member Benefits

    • Grant 300,000 rubles from Microsoft
    • “Cloud grant” for 2 million rubles in the form of resources of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform
    • 1,500,000 investments from IIDF. For 7% in your project, the Fund gives 750 thousand rubles. to the account and 750 thousand rubles. for mandatory acceleration services
    • Intensive Business Development Program
    • Technological support
    • Work with the best market experts

    Acceleration program

    • Duration 4 months. More than 150 hours of seminars and trainings, personal project tracker.
    • Placement on the IIDF site together with the best teams on the market
    • Help in choosing and setting up customer acquisition channels
    • Technological support in the development of the product, including UI / UX design, consultations on architecture, etc.
    • Assistance in establishing contacts with leading enterprises in their industry
    • Meetings with leading market experts
    • Assistance in attracting investments of the next rounds. An opportunity to receive up to 14 million rubles from the IIDF at the end of the acceleration program. Demo day with the invitation of leading venture capital funds.

    Read more about the industrial acceleration
    Register for Open Doors Day on October 7 (broadcast will be organized).

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